What Does OFC Mean In Texting?

This acronym is synonymous with another popular word

OFC

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If someone texted you and put OFC in their message, you were probably left wondering what it meant. Although this acronym might not always bring any extra important information to the message, it can certainly add to the tone of the overall message.

OFC stands for: Of Course

"Of course" is an expression you can probably recognize as used relatively often in everyday, face-to-face language. When used online and in text speak, however, it's handy to use this acronym to save time and effort from having to type it all out.

The Meaning of OFC

OFC is really just a slightly more polite way to say "obviously." It means that a piece of information should be easily understood or perceived.

How OFC Is Used

OFC can be used at the start of a sentence, at the end of a sentence or somewhere in the middle of a sentence. It can also be used entirely on its own as a response to a yes or no question, or alternatively as an expression of agreement with another person.

OFC can be used in a literal way or a sarcastic way. When used literally, OFC can help confirm something that's certain about a fact or opinion if it doesn't already seem to be clear to someone.

When used sarcastically, OFC can be used to make something that's typically not so obvious seem like it should be obvious. The sarcastic use of OFC can help add a nice dose of humor to a conversation.

Examples of OFC in Use

Example 1

Friend #1: "Hey are you going to the meetup tomorrow?"

Friend #2: "Ofc"

In this first example, Friend #1 asks Friend #2 a question. Instead of simply answering yes, Friend #2 answers with OFC—implying that their "yes" answer should be obvious.

Example 2

Friend #1: "It doesn't sound like you really care about how serious this is"

Friend #2: "Well ofc I do, I just haven't been myself lately"

This second example shows how OFC can be used as part of a more elaborate expression. Friend #2 uses OFC to confirm with certainty that they care in response to Friend #1's doubtful message.

Example 3

Friend #1: "Tell me all about your date with Sam last night!"

Friend #2: "It was great up until I went for a bathroom break - ofc I had food stuck in my teeth when I checked in the mirror!!"

This last example shows how OFC can be used in a sarcastic manner. Friend #2 describes a situation that isn't typically obvious for anyone who's experienced it (a.k.a. automatically knowing the moment they get food stuck in their teeth) and uses OFC to make it seem like it should be obvious to make it sound funnier.

Using OBV or OBVI As Alternatives to OFC

Since OFC is basically synonymous to the word "obviously," you should be able to use the two popular abbreviations for this word interchangeably with OFC in most circumstances. These two acronyms are OBV and OBVI.

OBV and OBVI might produce a more casual tone compared to OFC, but be careful with it—some people might consider it to sound slightly condescending. For example, instead of saying, "OFC I'm coming to the party," you could say, "OBV I'm coming to the party."

If you want to be a little more polite or slightly more formal with your language, stick with OFC. Otherwise, OBV and OBVI can be good alternatives to consider using.